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The beginner's goodbye : [a novel]

Author: Anne Tyler; Kirby Heyborne
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books ; [Place of publication not identified] : Repackaged and distributed by TEI Landmark Audio, ℗2012.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances, in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent young woman, she is like a breath of fresh air. Unhesitatingly, he marries her, and they have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ghost stories
Psychological fiction
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Tyler; Kirby Heyborne
ISBN: 9780307969149 0307969142
OCLC Number: 745979782
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
"BOT Books on Tape"--Disc surface.
"This version approved for library use."--Container of some issues.
Duration: 6:30:00.
Performer(s): Reading by Kirby Heyborne of the 2012 book.
Description: 6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Anne Tyler.

Abstract:

A middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances, in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Crippled in his right arm and leg, Aaron has spent his childhood fending off a sister who wants to manage him. So when he meets Dorothy, a plain, outspoken, independent young woman, she is like a breath of fresh air. Unhesitatingly, he marries her, and they have a relatively happy, unremarkable marriage. But when a tree crashes into their house and Dorothy is killed, Aaron feels as though he has been erased forever. Only Dorothy's unexpected appearances from the dead help him to live in the moment and to find some peace. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye.
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